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Webinars

Throughout the year, the Purdue Women in Agriculture Team periodically offers free educational webinars as an extension of the Women in Agriculture Conference. Below you will find a list of upcoming webinars and links to recordings of the past webinars.

Enhancing Your Land Leases
  • Dec. 2nd @ 12:00 PM EST
  • Register Here
  • Take a look at additional leasing options that might interest land owners including how to incorporate conservation into a lease, pasture leases, and hunting leases.  These options might enhance leases you currently have in place or give you some basic ideas that you can use to obtain an additional funding source.

Take Time for Your Health
  • Dec. 15th @ 12:00 PM EST
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  • Do you often find yourself saving "I don't have time for this?" Does your family, job, volunteer work, housework, responsibilities and hobbies make it seem impossible to live a healthy lifestyle.  Is your calendar too full to workout for 60 minutes a day?  Do you lack motivation and energy for exercise?  At the end of the day, do you feel too tired to fix a healthy meal?  No time for sickness?  If you answer yes to any of these questions, then this webinar might be what you need to make healthy choices without a huge time commitment. 

The Big Pine Creek Watershed Project
  • Feb. 12th @ 12:00 PM EST
  • Register Here
  • The Big Pine Creek Watershed with an 80+% row crop agriculture land use is an exciting example of diverse partnerships working together to improve cropland and improve water quality downstreams.  Join us to find out more about what a watershed is, how you can help your local watershed, and learn about the success that has occurred with the Big Pine Creek Watershed.

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Recorded Webinars

Selling Online Using Hoosier Food Marketing
  • Dr. Ariana Torress provided highlights on how to use the Hoosier Food Marketing in this webinar. Hoosier Food Market was launched in June to support farmers ability to access local markets and
    consumers ability to purchase local fruits and vegetables.

  • Link to Recording
Compassion Fatigue:  How to be Empathetic but not Carry the Weight
  • Stress occurs everyday on some level.  Some stress can be positive as it alerts us to larger issues and/or potential dangers.  Other stress can be negative and we can find ourselves sick, hurt, & overwhelmed do to it.  Most of us think of stress as intrinsic.  However, we do not typically think of how extrinsic stress affects us.  If you are typically a caretake and you are "the one" most of your family, friends, & co-workers talk to about their own stress, you are at an increased risk of compassion fatigue.
  • Link to Recording
Making the Cut - Meat Masters
  • Learn about the best preparation methods for different cuts of beef and pork.  Registered Dietition and HHS Extension Educator, Abbi Sampson, discussed ways to get the most nutrition and taste out of your meats!
  • Link to Recording
Navigating the SBA Disaster Funds
  • Did you know farmers are explicitly included as being eligible for Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance?  This webinar featuring Dr. Maria Marshall, Director of the Purdue Institute for Family Business, talked about these funding opportunities for farmers and other small businesses through this recorded webinar.
  • Link to Recording
Online Marketing Strategies with Low Budgets Webinar Series
Pasture and Hay Field Renovations - The Do's and Don't
  • This webinar covered the best management practices associated with evaluating pastures and hay fields to see if they need renovation, and the steps to renovation.  It focused on practical ways to start pasture renovation, even for those on a budget.
  • Link to Recording
Livestock Guardian Animals 
  • Livestock Guardian Animals have been used for thousand of years to help protect animals from predators, but which type is right for your operation?  During this webinar,  Elysia Rodgers, Purdue Extension Educator will discuss the different type of livestock guardian animals, their traits, and decide what fits best for you.
  • Link to Recording
  • When viewing the recording, please move the time lapse bar slightly forward and hit play to get the recording to work.  
NCBA CLUSA Farmer-to-Farmer: Your Key to International Agriculture
  • During this webinar, we explored NCBA CLUSA's Farmer-to-Farmer Coffee Systems program in El Salvador, Honduras, and Peru.  If you have ever been inspired to volunteer; helping underserved farmers achieve economic empowerment, now is your opportunity.  Volunteer assignments will cover a range of topics, from horticulture, coffee, cacao to cooperative development, financial planning, marketing, etc. Learn how you can become a lifelong member of the Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Community supporting women in underdeveloped regions of the world.
  • Link to Recording
Sweet on Bees

  • This webinar took a look at Beekeeping for the Small Farm and the Bee-yond.  Ashley Adair, Purdue Extension Educator for Ag & Natural Resources in Montgomery County, guided participants through the wonderful world of beekeeping during this webinar.
  • Link to Recording
Weathering the Storm in Agriculture
  • Agriculture is an inherently risky business subject to many uncontrollable factors.  With poor weather this spring intensifying strains felt from consecutive years of record low prices, farmers are feeling the stress more intensely than in many years.  In addition to the health impact on the farm family, this chronic stress affects the farm's bottom line in other multiple ways.  This webinar will help farmers and their families understand the signs and symptoms of chronic stress, build skills in recognizing and responding to mental health concerns in themselves and others, and know where to go for more help and resources.  It includes resources about how to handle stress for a more productive mindset on the farm.
  • Link to Recording
How to Make an Under the Sink Compost Bin Using Red Worms

  • Food waste is the single largest component of material going into landfills.  Composting can divert as much as 30% of household waste away from the landfill.  Compost is also a simple way to add nutrient rich humus to your household plants or to your outdoor plants.  Composting offers a natural alternative to chemical fertilizers.  Composting reduces landfill waste and is inexpensive and easy!
  • Presented by: Amy Alka, Purdue Extension ANR Educator in Randolph County
  • Link to Recording
Gardening for Royalty: Native Plants for the Monarchs and Queens

  • Gina Anderson, Purdue Extension ANR Educator, discusses the placement of native plants in the home landscape and their importance to pollinators during this recorded webinar.
  • Link to Recording